Michele Debczak

Michele Debczak is a Senior Staff Writer for Mental Floss. Some of her favorite subjects include defunct theme park rides, weird-looking sea creatures, and fast food history. When she's not writing, she's probably watching Bon Appetit test kitchen videos or reading about unsolved mysteries on Wikipedia.
10 Little-Known Facts About Alfred Kinsey
You Can Now Read More Than 850 of Alexander Hamilton's Papers Online
This Updated Pegboard Game Helps Stroke Victims Relearn Motor Skills
Fake Shadow Street Art Is Confusing (and Amusing) California Residents
When Schools Offer Free Laundry Services, Attendance Goes Up
Drink Four Cups of Coffee a Day and You Could Live Longer, Study Says
Nailed It! A Dialect Coach Rates the Stars of Cinema's Most Iconic Biopics
Which Food Does Your State Hate the Most?
Explore the Layouts of These Iconic TV Businesses
Everything Floats in This 8-Bit 'It' Video Game
The Only Point of This Video Game Is to Pet Dogs at a Party
IBM Needs Your Help Studying the Human Microbiome
Can You Find the Snake In This Photo?
Why You Should Avoid Buying the Amazon Product With the Most Reviews
This Beach Bar for Dogs Has Chicken Beer and Doggie Paddle Races
Microsoft’s Autonomous Gliders Stay in the Air by Mimicking Birds of Prey
Australia Zoo Is Taking Name Suggestions for Its Newborn White Koala
This Organization Wants Your Old Eclipse Glasses
Fabric Maps Highlight the Regional Embroidery Styles of South Asia
Cephalopod Fossil Sketch in Australia Can Be Seen From Space
Here’s Why You Should Skip Selfies During the Solar Eclipse
Meet the Bloggers Traveling the World in Search of Game of Thrones Locations
How Phil Collins Accidentally Created the Sound That Defined 1980s Music
Eclipses Belong to Families That Span Millennia
This Font Changes Shape As You Type
7 Maps of Fun Eclipse Viewing Locations
Watch an Artist Build a Secret Studio Beneath an Overpass
Why Adding Water to Your Whiskey Makes It Taste Better
Supermarket Introduces 'Quiet Hour' to Help Customers With Autism Feel at Ease
This Newspaper Article Was Hyping the 2017 Eclipse All the Way Back in 1932
People With Limited Mobility Can Now Use Amazon Alexa to Control Exoskeletons
Including Smiley Emojis in Your Work Emails Could Make You Look Incompetent
The Chemistry Behind the World’s Worst-Smelling Fruit
IKEA Publishes Instructions for Turning Rugs Into 'Game of Thrones' Capes
Amazon Is Rolling Out ‘Instant Pickup Stations’ In Several U.S. Cities
The Mules That Help Fight California's Wildfires
Witness a Century of Rising Earth Temperatures
How IKEA Is Using Technology to Reduce Its Food Waste by 50 Percent
The Most Popular Emojis Around the World
What Solar Eclipses Look Like on Different Planets
Meet the 17-Year-Old World Champion of Excel Spreadsheets
Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Home on a Private Island Goes Up for Sale
This Sound-Tracking System Is Like a 'Smoke Detector for Noise'
These Drones Can Plant 100,000 Trees in One Day
Uncovered WWII Blueprints Could Be Used to Restore a Mosquito Plane
Follow a Kayaker Through an Abandoned Shipwreck
How Many Dimensions Are There?
Manage Your Stress Levels With This Heart Rate–Measuring App
Can You See the Parallel Stripes in This Optical Illusion?
9-Year-Old Starts Initiative to Help Protect America’s National Monuments


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